Name Days


 

 



A Name Day is a day of the year set aside on the calendar of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to celebrate the name and life of a certain Saint. Everyone named after that specific saint has cause for celebration, somewhat similar to a large scale birthday.

Some name days are associated with certain specific traditions. For example, on St. Nick's Day a stuffed carp has to be cooked and served at dinner, while on St. George's Day a lamb must be prepared.

Even though name days in general are usually associated with saints in Bulgaria some of them are in honor of important figures from the history of Bulgaria.

 
January 
1 Vasil, Vasilena, Vesela, Vesselin, Veselina 
6 Bogdan, Bogdana, Bogomil, Bogomila, Iordan, Iordanka, Teodosii 
7 Ioan, Ioana, Yoan, Yoana, Ivan, Ivanka, Ivayla, Ivaylo, Ivet, Kaloian, Kaloyan, Vanya, Vanyo, Zhan, Zhana 
12 Tanya, Tatyana 
14 Nina 
17 Andon, Anton, Antonia, Dona, Doncho, Donka 
18 Atanas, Atanaska 
19 Silvia 
20 Efimir, Evtim, Evtimiya, Momchil 
21 Maksim 
25 Grigor 

February 
1 Trifon 
3 Simeon 
6 Svetla, Svetlana, Svetlomir 
10 Haralampi, Valentin, Valentina 
13 Evlogi 

March 
1 Evdokiya, Marta, Martin, Martina 
4 Gerasim 
10 Galina 
11 Bozhidar *, Bozhidara *, Dora *, Teodor *, Teodora *, Todor * 
13 Nikifor 
17 Alexi 
22 Rosen, Rositsa 
23 Lidiya 
25 Blaga, Blago, Blagovest, Blagovesta, Blaguna, Evangelina, Mariyana 
28 Albena, Boyan, Boyana, Boyka, Boyko 

April 
15 Lazar *, Lazo * 
16 Bozhan *, Bozhana *, Violeta *, Vurban *, Vurbana *, Yasen *, Yasna *, Yavor *, Zdravka *, Zdravko * 
18 Viktor, Viktoriya 
23 Velichka *, Velichko *, Velin *, Velina * 
25 Marko 
30 Toma *, Tomislav *, Tomislava * 

May 
1 Ermen, Ermena, Maya 
2 Boriana, Boris, Borislav, Borislava 
5 Irina, Mira 
6 Georgi, Georgiya, Gergana, Gyuro 
11 Kiril, Kirila, Metodi 
21 Elena, Konstantin, Kosta, Kostadin, Kostadinka, Lenko, Stoyan 
30 Emiliya 

June 
1 Spas *, Spaska * 
5 Doroteia * 
7 Valeri, Valeria 
22 Goryan, Goryana 
24 Enio, Yanita, Yanka, Yanko 
25 Asen *, Chavdar * 
26 David 
29 Kamen, Pavel, Petar, Petra, Petrana 
30 Apostol 

July 
1 Damyan, Damyana, Kozma, Kuzman 
7 Nedelcho, Nedelya, Nedyalka, Nedyalko 
11 Oleg, Olga 
15 Vlada, Vladena, Vladimir 
16 Yulian, Yuliana, Yuliya 
17 Marin, Marina 
18 Emil, Emilian 
20 Ilina, Iliya, Ilian, Iliyana, Ilko 
22 Lena, Magda, Magdalena, Miglena 
25 Ana, Yana 
26 Paraskeva 
27 Dobra, Dobri, Dobrina, Dobrinka, Pancho, Panka 
29 Kalin 

August 
8 Emil, Emilian, Emiliya 
15 Mariya 
20 Samuil 
26 Adrian, Adriana, Adriyan, Adriyana, Natali, Nataliya 
29 Anastas, Anastasi, Anastasiya 
30 Aleksandar, Aleksandra 

September 
1 Simeon, Simona 
5 Elisaveta, Hari, Zahari 
14 Krustan, Krustina, Krustyo, Stavri 
16 Lyudmil, Lyudmila 
17 Lyuba, Lyuben, Lyubomir, Lyubov, Nadezhda, Nadya, Sevda, Sofiya, Vera, Vyara 
25 Sergei 

October 
14 Pencho, Penka, Petka, Petko 
18 Zlata, Zlatan, Zlatka, Zlatko, Zlatomir 
26 Dimitar, Dimitrina, Mitko 
27 Nestor 

November 
8 Angel, Gavrail, Gavril, Mihaela, Mihail, Ognyan, Ognyana, Plamen, Plamena, Rada, Radka, Radko, Rafail, Raia, Raika, Raina, Rangel 
11 Minka, Minko, Viktor, Viktoriya 
14 Filio, Filip, Filipa 
16 Matei 
23 Aleko, Aleksandar, Aleksandra 
24 Ekaterina, Katerina, Katina, Katya 
25 Kliment, Klimentina 
26 Stilyan, Stilyana 
30 Andrei 

December 
4 Varvara 
5 Sava, Silva, Silvana, Silviya, Stanislav 
6 Nikola, Nikolai, Nina 
9 Ana, Anna, Anushka, Nusha 
14 Snezhana 
17 Dana, Danail, Danaila, Daniel, Daniela 
20 Ignat 
24 Evgeni, Evgeniya 
25 Hristina, Hristo 
26 Iosif 
27 Stanimir, Stanka, Stanko, Stefan, Stefka, Stoycho 
 



 Source: Wikipedia





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